🗓#KimberleyToday, Monday 13/12/2021
TODAY’S WEATHER, EVENTS, SPECIALS & PROMOTIONS
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No current loadshedding.
As in previous occasions, should anything change regarding the grid, loadshedding could be implemented at short notice.
Kimberley Sol Plaatje Municipal Rates & Tariffs for 2021/22 – as from 1 July 2021
Rates increase by 4,0%, electricity by 14,59% (domestic), water by 4,0%, sanitation by 4,0% and cleansing/refuse collection by 4,0%.
☀ Today: 28°C Breezy with variable cloudiness; a strong thunderstorm in the area this afternoon.
🌑 Tonight: 16°C Clear to partly cloudy.
🌟 Max UV Index: 13 Extreme
⛈ Thunderstorms: 57% – Day / 2% – Night
🌧️ Chance of Rain: 60% – Day / 7% – Night
🌬 Wind: NNW 24 km/h
🌬 Gusts: 56 km/h
TODAY IN KIMBERLEY’s SKY
Sunrise: 5:16 AM
Sunset: 7:14 PM
Duration: 13:58 hr
Moonrise: 2:21 PM
Moonset: 2:14 AM
Duration: 11:53 hr
TODAY IS VIOLIN DAY
The violin is easily the most popular bowed string instrument across the world, and we’re really not all that surprised to see that the violin does in fact have a day dedicated to its existence. After all, everything from Western and Indian classical music to bluegrass and jazz would be unimaginable today without the violin. It’s quite possibly the most versatile instrument in the world in terms of repertoire, and that’s why there’s a Violin Day to celebrate it!
How to celebrate Violin Day
Well, if you play the instrument, then you may as well play the violin in honor of violin day. If you’ve ever had the inclination to learn the violin, or perhaps have one laying around unused, now is a good time to start taking violin lessons. If you just want to appreciate the sound of the violin without actually playing it, then you could go to a concert where the instrument would be played on violin day.
TODAY IN KIMBERLEY’S HISTORY
13 December 1937, High ranking Freemason and accountant Arthur Abrams dies at his home, 4 Belgrave Road.
13 December 2012, Elsie McDonald, great SA bowler, dies.
Read more at https://www.kimberley.org.za/?p=11562
🍽 #WHERE2EAT SPECIALS & PROMOTIONS
ALL WHERE 2 EAT DETAILS, LOCATIONS & TIMES @
🐟DAILY: Summer to Share Promotions @ Fishaways: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38575
🍕DAILY: Get-To-Gather Sharing Promotion @ Debonairs: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38427
🍕DAILY: 5-Sausage Double-Stack Feast Promotion @ Debonairs: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38587
🍕DAILY: Real Deal Pizza Promotion @ Debonairs: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=25533
🍔WED: Wacky Wednesday Special @ Steers: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=22002
🍔DAILY: Got Cheese King Steer Meal @ Steers: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38665
🍔DAILY: Mega Cheese & Bacon Duo @ Steers: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38722
🥩MON: Suicide Steak Special @ The Couch Potato Restaurant: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38635
🗓 #WHAT2DO & EVENTS
ALL EVENT DETAILS, LOCATIONS & TIMES @
11-15 DEC – Revival Concert & Special Services @ Potters House Church: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=33832
16 DEC – Route 64 Kersmark: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=37736
18 DEC – Kimberley parkrun: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=15540
18 DEC – Jonkershoek Picknic Market: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38761
18 DEC – Beryl Kruger Live @ The Flamingo Casino: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38558
EVERY WED: Double Olof Bergh & Coke Promotion @ The Couch Potato Restaurant: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=38708
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As of today (12 December 2021), the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service report 37 875 new cases, which includes 19 840 retrospective cases and 18 035 new cases. In the past 24 hours a total of 18,035 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported. The positivity testing rate today is 28.9%.
The NICD is committed to transparent reporting and will continue to update COVID-19 surveillance databases retrospectively as the impacted public laboratories remedy the existing IT difficulties. This will result in retrospective data being processed onto the line list, increasing the cumulative number of tests.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 21 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 90 137 to date.
20 238 805 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (42%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (16%). Western Cape accounted for 13%; Eastern Cape and Free State each accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 5%; Limpopo accounted for 4%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.
NORTHERN CAPE COVID-19 STATISTICS AS AT 12 DECEMBER 2021
The National Department of Health announced an additional 501 people testing positive for COVID-19 in the Northern Cape in the past 24 hours. The Province cumulative total currently stands at 95 097 people infected with COVID-19. Today’s reported infections are alarmingly high, the last time the Province recorded more than 500 cases in a single day was on 04 Sep 2021 during the 3rd wave.
Frances Baard continues to account for the highest daily infections, today recording 359 new cases (71.2% of today’s cases), followed by ZF Mgcawu (46), JT Gaetsewe (45), Pixley ka Seme (29) and Namakwa (15) while 7 cases are unallocated.
There were no new COVID-19 related deaths reported in the Province for the past 72 hours. The total cumulative deaths stand at 2 434.
We convey our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the families and loved ones of the departed.
The Province average recovery rate currently stands at 95%, representing a cumulative total of 90 574 people who have recovered from COVID-19. And the number of total active cases have surpassed the 2 000 mark, standing at 2 087.
As on 12 Dec, the Province had a total of forty-seven (47) patients currently admitted (due to COVID-19 related complications) in our health.